ORLANDO, Fla., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
At a glance:
- TurtleTrek is SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction and features the world's first 3D 360 degree dome theater experience, plus dozens of live sea turtles and manatees in naturalistic habitats.
- SeaWorld Parks & Resorts in Orlando introduces a collection of official hotels, each offering vacation-stretching values and exclusive benefits including free nights, theme park tickets, free transportation and all-day dining.
SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction – the only one of its kind in the world - plus amazing admission offers and exclusive vacation benefits, makes the park a must-see on this year's Orlando summer vacations and getaways.
New adventures at TurtleTrek:
TurtleTrek, SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction, comes to life with SeaWorld's unique blend of up-close encounters with manatees and sea turtles and state-of-the art entertainment, making for a real adventure and a first-of-its-kind 3D 360 degree dome theater film that is completely surrounding and immersive.
Guests first visit two massive naturalistic habitats, home to gentle manatees and gliding sea turtles, learning what makes each species so precious. Families then enter a domed theater and what happens next has never before been seen and is a first at any theme park in the world.
Inside the dome, they'll be surrounded by a hyper-realistic, 3D 360 degree film that takes them on the amazing life journey of a special sea turtle named Nyah. The experience is all around guests and even above them – not just in front of them or only on one screen. It's this all-new and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle's epic adventure that is the heart of TurtleTrek. And for the first time, SeaWorld guests are given a turtle's eye view of the ocean's wonders.
TurtleTrek is as inspirational as it is astounding. There's a call-to-action at the end of the experience: SeaWorld urges guests to join in conserving the world we share. "Do a little, do a lot, but join us and do something to help the world and its animals," said Brian Morrow, the attraction's chief designer. "TurtleTrek is about the everyday heroes who can make a difference in nature."
And there's even more at TurtleTrek: Families will love competing on the fun (and educational) "Race for the Beach" video game that plays out on massive video screens at the new attraction. And TurtleTrek's gift shop is unique in the way it continues the attraction's inspiration and guests will see exactly how a portion of each dollar spent benefits in-the-field research to help save animals.
Starting at TurtleTrek, SeaWorld and all its parks are eliminating plastic gift bags within the next year. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will be the largest theme park operator to make this commitment. The eco-friendly move will save an estimated 4 million plastic bags per year from both entering landfills and impacting wildlife. SeaWorld routinely rescues marine wildlife such as endangered sea turtles that sometimes mistake plastic bags for a favorite food such as jellyfish.
SeaWorld stretches getaway dollars with values and offers:
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando – including three theme parks and seven official hotel partners – creates a full getaway experience offering incredible values, exclusive benefits and a location that's convenient to all Central Florida has to offer. SeaWorld's other parks in Orlando include Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive swim-with-dolphins resort, and Aquatica, SeaWorld's waterpark.
There are sought-after benefits to staying with any of SeaWorld's hotel partners including discounts on shopping and dining, and early entry to the parks on select dates. And "getaway package" options offer values not available anywhere else.
Package options include:
- Eat FREE All Day - featuring the park's all-day dining deal FREE with each full-paid admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica
- FREE child's admission with each paid adult admission at SeaWorld and Aquatica (limit 2 free kids)
And with any hotel package booked, guests who buy 4 nights will receive a 5th night FREE.
And as an added bonus, guests who stay in any of seven Official Hotels of SeaWorld also have access to these exclusive benefits:
- FREE transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando
- Access to the behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld's animal rescue team, "SeaWorld Rescue Tour," free to guests of the SeaWorld Orlando's official Hotels
To learn more about SeaWorld Orlando or to book a getaway now, go to SeaWorldGetaways.com.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg. The 10 parks play host to 23 million guests each year and employ 20,000 people nationwide.
SOURCE SeaWorld Orlando